The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a novella by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1886. London lawyer Utterson is driven to investigate Edward Hyde, the unlikely protege of his friend Dr Henry Jekyll, suspecting the relationship to be founded on blackmail. The truth is worse than he could have imagined. Jekyll's 'full statement of the case', the final chapter of the book, explores the idea of dual personality that led him to his experiments, and his inexorable and finally fatal descent into evil.
(Summary by David Barnes)
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September 29, 2017 Subject:
Ditto the other reviewers. David Barnes is a great reader.
It's funny, though, listening to the first two sections and knowing the "secret". I tried to imagine how the original readers would have thought and reacted, but I just couldn't do it.
First three sections are all the mystery; the last section/chapter gives the explanation.
September 26, 2017 Subject:
David Barnes is a wonderful reader, and he brings the tragic and terrifying tale of the unfortunate Dr Jekyll to life.
An excellent story, which is as relevant today as it was when it was written. Perhaps moreso...
August 22, 2012 Subject:
I don't think I had ever read this, so it was great to be able to listen to a recording.
Reader was great.
I thoroughly enjoyed it.
October 28, 2009 Subject:
I find Librivox recordings to be kind of hit or miss, but this one is terrific. The book is a lot of fun, and the fellow reading has a perfect tone for it!
November 26, 2008 Subject:
Good story, good reader
I think I have seen many movies that are based on this story by RL Stevenson, but it was interesting to listen to the actual book. Very engrossing story and dive into the human psyche. Reader is very easy to listen to and enjoyable. All in all a wonderful book.
November 19, 2008 Subject:
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
The reader does a wonderful job on this recording.
Imagine a scientist who has concocted a potion. With an act of excitement the man tests this potion on himself. With one gulp, he experiences an amazing transformation. And thus, a disturbing creature has arises. This is a story following the lawyer (Mr. Utterson), who tries to discover who this thing is and what is the relationship has between it and his friend, Dr. Jekyll. As he looks deeper and deeper into things, Mr. Utterson uncovers something so horrifying, even he can't keep it inside.
Many thanks Mr David Barnes for your wonderful recording. Highly recommended